The Art of Timelapse

This is a great short video, sent to me by my friend Richard Wanderman, about a photographer/videographer named Michael Shainblum and his time-lapse work.

Beautiful images. I loved listening to his explanation of how he produces his work. It’s very low tech thinking (he strips it down to some simple ideas) and them adds some really cool technology to create his images. Watch the video on full screen mode.

The work and video stand on it’s own merit and the fact that he’s dyslexic may or may not have anything to do with any of this.

However: Dyslexia is in many ways, an obstacle, and certianly makes school life much harder. Michael Shainblum somehow was able to take his experiences of struggling, and turn it towards looking for other ways to find success. Art was a beginning for him.

I can’t help wonder about the ways in which we respond to hardships and challenges, or outright suffering of one kind or another. How do we position ourselves to those experiences? The type of “relationship” we create with our struggles determines so much. That may sound strange at first, this notion of a “relationship with our struggles.” And yet, the science of mindsight certainly teaches us that how we pay attention to the events in our lives has a lot to do with our stress levels and our success in healthy living.

Thanks Richard.

[via Richard Wanderman]

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2 Responses to The Art of Timelapse

  1. Richard says:

    I agree on the dyslexia piece Sandy. On the other hand, his time lapse videos have gone viral and he’s no doubt extremely proud of that and felt the need to let people know that he’s just a regular guy who happens to be dyslexic and he got a handle on doing time lapse (and explaining it).

    It doesn’t make his work any better or worse knowing this fact but it adds an interesting twist to the process, which is a painstakingly slow deal. He he said he was ADD or ADHD that would have been incredible given the slow process of time lapse photography. Not impossible, but less likely.

  2. Sanford says:

    I agree. The fact that he happens to be dyslexic is besides the point as far as his work goes. It just makes for an interesting part of his story.

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